/ 02 November 2021

2 November 2021

Melbourne Cup public holiday (Victoria)

1.00pm – Tassie Premier Peter Gutwein delivers a “State of the State” address – Hobart

2.30pm – Announcement on interest rates following today’s Reserve Bank board meeting

3.00pm (AEDT) – And they’re racing in the Melbourne Cup – Flemington

US Gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia 

Day of the Dead – Mexico

UN International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

David Schwimmer’s birthday (1966)

Anniversary of: 
• the birthday of Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France (1755)
• the first publication of Harper’s Bazaar (1867)
• the start of cheerleading in the United States as Johnny Campbell leads the crowd cheering on the football team at the University of Minnesota (1898)
• the start of the Great Emu War. Aussie soldiers were called on to cull emu flocks in Western Oz because of their destruction of crops. Long story short, the emus won… (1932)
• the release of Michael Jackson’s Thriller single (1983)

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